Google launches new Bug Hunters vulnerability rewards platform

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Google has actually revealed a new platform and also area created to hold all its Vulnerability Rewards Programs (VRP) under the very same roofing system.

Since introducing its very first VRP greater than ten years ago, the business has actually compensated 2,022 safety and security scientists from 84 various nations worldwide for reporting over 11,000 pests.

In all, Google claims that the scientists have actually been compensated $29,357,516 given that January 2010, when it released the Chromium vulnerability reward program

“To celebrate our anniversary and ensure the next 10 years are just as (or even more) successful and collaborative, we are excited to announce the launch of our new platform, bughunters.google.com,” Google stated.

“This new site brings all of our VRPs (Google, Android, Abuse, Chrome and Play) closer together and provides a single intake form that makes it easier for bug hunters to submit issues.”

Google's Bug Hunting community
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The new VRP platform need to give scientists with per-country leaderboards, much healthier competitors using gamification, awards/badges for details pests, and also much more chances for communication.

Google additionally released a new Bug Hunter University, which would certainly permit bug hunters to review their abilities or begin a searching knowing touch.

The business claims that spots sent for open-source software program are additionally qualified for rewards, equally as research papers on the safety and security of open-source tasks.

“Since its inception, the VRP program has not only grown significantly in terms of report volume, but the team of security engineers behind it has also expanded – including almost 20 bug hunters who reported vulnerabilities to us and ended up joining the Google VRP team,” Google added

“That is why we are thrilled to bring you this new platform, continue to grow our community of bug hunters and support the skill development of up-and-coming vulnerability researchers.”